• Location: Irvine
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #32451

Medical Device Contract Testing Laboratory is seeking a mid-level Microbiologist to join their fast-growing team!

Shift: Monday-Friday, 1st shift
Direct Hire

Job Description: 

  • Independently perform routine test article/product preparation and execute routine testing and perform routine calculations per SOPs, and according to applicable work instructions. May be requested to conduct more involved studies.
  • Participate in analyzing and interpreting results. Assure proper records and sufficient data are maintained on all testing and the research information is presented in a logical methodical comprehensive conclusive and scientifically sound manner.
  • Perform microbiological testing utilizing knowledge of USP, AAMI, ISO and other applicable standards or guidelines.
  • Communicate test schedule updates to management as needed.
  • Participate in the improvement of documents, test systems, quality systems and workflow.
  • Procure and maintain all test equipment and supplies used for microbiology testing.
  • Prepare or participate in the preparation of test specifications in conjunction with the requirements of the applicable standards and/or client instructions.
  • Direct client contact as needed.
  • Responsible for review of incoming test articles and paperwork for appropriateness and accuracy and for taking all concerns to management as required.
  • Accurately collects and records raw data in logbooks and on worksheets.
  • Maintain relevant supplies, materials, and equipment used in routine testing.
  • Assure testing/test article preparation/product is performed within due dates.
  • Prepare and maintain cell lines and reagents and/or test articles as required and applicable for testing.
  • Routes all positive results or unusual testing occurrences to management.
  • Responsible for checking laboratory equipment, being on-call and respond to continuous monitoring alarms as applicable. If needed, the Associate will respond in accordance with criteria outlined in Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Perform personal gowning environmental testing, and submit organisms from gowning, environmental and sterility test positives for identification and inclusion in monthly trending data, as required for specific testing as applicable.
  • Operate autoclave, depyrogenation oven or other specified laboratory equipment as applicable.
  • Perform Kinetic-Chromogenic LAL testing as applicable.
  • Perform Environmental Monitoring, clean and disinfect cleanroom suites as applicable.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor degree and 4 years of experience; or high school diploma and 10 years of applicable experience.
  • Sound judgment with effective decision making skills and the ability to solve problems or escalate as needed
  • Awareness of applicable guidelines and regulations including, but not limited to USP, ISO, CTFA, FSA.
  • Ability to work in GLP/GMP environment.
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